Rachel Alexandra

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Anne M. Eberhardt

Rachel Alexandra Returns to Stonestreet

Mare and Curlin colt were taken to equine hospital Jan. 27 as a precaution.

Rachel Alexandra and her foal returned to Stonestreet Farm Jan. 30  after being treated at the Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital as a precautionary measure for pain management related to the Jan. 22 birth of a colt by Curlin .

“She is fine,” Caroline Shaw, a spokeswoman for Stonestreet and owner Barbara Banke, said Jan. 30. "They are back at the farm." Shaw said the 2009 Horse of the Year was monitored during her stay at Rood and Riddle while under the care of Dr. Bonnie Barr and she did not know of any treatments the mare might have received.

Rachel Alexandra and her newborn were transported to Rood and Riddle Jan. 27. The Kentucky farm on its website posted a video of the colt by Curlin playing in the paddock at Rood and Riddle Jan. 28, a day after they were sent to the facility. 
 “Rachel has proven to be an extraordinary mother and taking to her feisty colt right away,” Banke said in a release shortly after the mare was sent to the hospital. “I’m a Rachel-chondriac. We are taking every precaution to ensure that Rachel and her colt are healthy and happy.”